Thanks BDBCAT and Helmsmatt, i really appreciate not being alone in that venture.
For the novice
that I am, the documentation
so far available in the pdf we find on the opencpn
website and the ones we find on this very forum and not detailed enough.
Here's what I have done so far with the results...
Bought the GMR18 (not the hd) installed and connected it to 12 volts.
Downloaded GRadar version 1.4... installed and activated it in opencpn
Bought the amphenol device not knowing what to do with it... should we weld something or use as is?
The GMR18 cable has 2 different end (color not the same places) which goes where?
I use windows xp and windows 7
Under windows xp On opening of opencpn, i get
0: Found network interface: 192.168.11.18/24
1: Found network interface: 127.0.0.1/8
2: Scanner at 172.16.2.0 is <<NOT>> accessible for master control.
3: Successfully added to multicast group 220.127.116.11
4: UpdateState: PluginState [S] Searching (1) Scanner state: Unknown (0)
5: True Heading: 0 Mag Heading: -1.#IND Variation: -1.#IND thpri: 99 mhpri: 99 vpri: 99
on windows 7 on one other computer i get
0: Found network interface: 127.0.0.1/8
1: Scanner at 172.16.2.0 is <<NOT>> accessible for master control.
2: Successfully added to multicast group 18.104.22.168
3: True Heading: 0 Mag Heading: -1.#IND Variation: -1.#IND thpri: 99 mhpri: 99 vpri: 99
And that is it... I swear i do not understand a thing about IP address.
Should we click connexion under opencpn and enter it somewhere? if yes, where and what?
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